PRODUCTION: Romanian Spring in early development

Romanian Spring, the first feature film from Romanian writer/director Anca Miruna Lăzărescu, is in development as a co-production from Romania, Czech Republic, and Germany.
17-12-2009

Romanian film channel plans March launch

Autentic Cinema TV received a green light from the National Audiovisual Council of Romania (www.cna.ro) on December 15, and prepares to air an all-Romanian programme of movies (240 anually) 24/7,…
16-12-2009

Romanians to launch TV channel in Moldova

Romanian media firm Realitatea Caţavencu will launch Publika TV, a news and business channel, in the Republic of Moldavia starting mid-February 2010.
14-12-2009

PRO TV delays new channel launch

PRO TV, the Romanian flagship station of Central European Media Enterprises (www.cetv-net.com), announced it will delay the launch of Acasă Clasic TV until 2010.
13-12-2009

Record of Romanian debuts in 2010

Romania anticipates a record year (post-1990) for debut films in 2010, with nine first features among the 17 scheduled for release. The majority of those films are coproductions.
08-12-2009

Radu Mihaileanu’s Concert sold in all territories

After reaching the number one spot in French distribution, Concert by Romanian born director Radu Mihaileanu has been sold to all territories.
07-12-2009

Romania skips grant funding in 2009

The National Centre for Cinema (www.cncinema.abt.ro) will not distribute film production funds in 2009, since no grants competion has been organised this year.
18-11-2009

Francesca approved for Italian distribution

The Civil Court of Rome has rejected the request by Alessandra Mussolini to ban Bobby Păunescu's film Francesca in Italy.
16-11-2009

PRODUCTION: : If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle in postproduction

The first feature of Romanian director Florin Şerban, If I Want to Whistle, I Whistle, will wrap postproduction in Sweden in December.
11-11-2009

Obituary: Gheorghe Dinică

One of the acclaimed and most loved Romanian actors, Gheorghe Dinică, died November 10, 2009, age 75, after a generalised infection.
10-11-2009

PRODUCTION: Radu Muntean films Tuesday after Christmas

Romanian filmmaker Radu Muntean began shooting Tuesday after Christmas /Marţi după Crăciun, a contemporary story about a married couple on the verge of breaking-up, on November 9.
09-11-2009

Grant support for TIFF-Cluj

Transilvania Film Festival TIFF Cluj-Napoca (www.tiff.ro) will get the biggest film festival grant from the National Centre for Cinema for 2010: 160,500 euro (690,000 RON).
03-11-2009

Romanian film funding to decrease

The Romanian Cinema Fund might be reduced by 40% in 2010 due to a new law exempting casinos and gambling from contributing, along with a decrease in monies from TV…
02-11-2009

Whistleblower begins filming at MediaPro Studios

The Whistelblower, Larysa Kondracki's feature debut starring Rachel Weisz, Monica Bellucci, Vanessa Redgrave, David Straitharn and Nikolaj Lie Kaas, started filming at MediaPro Studios (www.mediaprostudios.com) in Bucharest on October 26.
28-10-2009

Production: Silviu Purcărete shooting debut film Somewhere in Palilula

Internationally acclaimed stage director Silviu Purcărete makes his directorial film debut with Somewhere in Palilula, an ambitious dark comedy about life under communism. Shooting started in Bucharest on October 14.
27-10-2009

Production: Born to Raise Hell to shoot in Romania

Born to Raise Hell, an action movie directed by Lauro Chartrand and starring Steven Seagal, will be shot at Castel Film Studios starting in early November.
25-10-2009

Romanian ad market drops

The Romanian ad market will drop by 35% or more in 2009, to a projected 350 million euro, compared with the 2008's 540 million euro local market.
21-10-2009

Production: Adrian Sitaru preps For Love With Best Intentions

After Angling/Pescuit sportiv, Adrian Sitaru is preparing his second feature, From Love With Best Intentions/ Din dragoste cu cele mai bune intenţii, a story about growing up in contemporary Romania.
20-10-2009

Production: Marian Crişan shoots Morgen

Short film Palme d'Or winner Marian Crişan (Megatron, 2008) is in production with his feature debut, Morgen, the story of a Romanian who goes fishing and comes home with a…
19-10-2009

Production: Constantin Popescu shoots Principles of Life

Constantin Popescu (Tales from the Golden Age) is directing Principles of Life with Vlad Ivanov (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days)appearing in hi first leading role on screen.
14-10-2009